Dear Hazel Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. The Hazel and Core families were great friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sterling & Liz Core
Bob was a sincere individual who helped many people through there life struggles as evidenced by the young workers he supported in many ways as manager of Crane Packing's (John Crane Inc.) Baton Rouge facility. I knew of Bob before arriving in 1974 to work under him and he proved to be my mentor and I adopted his “calmness” for dealing with work and life situations. I worked with him several years before moving to other locations however all John Crane sites knew of Bob Hazel!
I could write quite a few comments however one memory I recall was Bob's routine lunch: Peanut butter, Nabisco Saltine Crackers & one 6.5oz Coca Cola!
Also I had no idea Bob would still be working when I took retirement from John Crane!
It has been a few years since last seeing Bob at a LSU basketball game however my niece (Leila Pitchford) attended church with him and kept me updated.
While he has left us here he still lives through many people.
Bob was a wonderful, fine gentleman. He always had a word of encouragement, and his experience in a life of business was priceless. The world was a better place with him in it! Bless you, Bob, and your Family. Russ & Sue Beck, your old friends from A.G. Edwards.
To all of Mr. Hazel's family and friends,
We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one and our alumnus. We are most grateful for all that he did to support deserving Engineering students here and other LSU Organizations. Our thoughts and sympathies are certainly with you. On behalf of the students, faculty and staff of the LSU College of Engineering and Dr. Richard J. Koubek, Dean, and Dr. George Z. Voyiadjis, Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Grady & Cindy,
I was sorry to hear about Mr. Hazel's passing. He was a true gentleman in every respect. I still have a photo of myself with him recieving a trophy when I was younger!! May you both cherish the great memories that you had together with him. God Bless..
To all Bob's family I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to you in his passing. I knew him for so many years and always thought of him with the highest regard. He was a very kind man and a true gentleman. Russ Gaudin
Our prayers for comfort to the family. Met Mr. Hazel when I 1st moved to Baton Rouge in 1982 through Grady and Cindy. He was a model to live by.
So sorry for you loss. We are praying for the family.
Betty and Grady,
I am so sorry to hear about Bob and even more sorry that I haven't seen him or you for many years. I will always have very fond memories of the many football games we worked together and the rounds of golf at the member guest tournaments at Briarwood.
I will be out of town and not be able to see you during the memorial service. You have my deepest sympathy.
Sending sincere sympathy to all the family. Bob was a good friend to my husband and me. I am so sorry for the loss.
Faye (Wayne) Morrison
I have known Mr. Bob since I was a little girl. My father, Carol Gauthier, worked with him many years at A.G. Edwards. Mr. Bob was always such a sweet, caring man. He was a very genuine person and I enjoyed working with him and getting to know him. I know that he touched my father's life and was a role model for him. I feel truly blessed that I was able to know him.
He was always the gentleman and so kind to me. I appreciated him. he will be missed.
The Hazel Family: On a number of occasions I had the opportunity to play golf with Mr. Bob and enjoyed every round. He was a tough competitor and an outstanding player. But,what I remember most about Mr. Bob is the lessons I learned from him as my Sunday School teacher in the early 60s at Broadmoor Baptist. He was always prepared, patient, and forthcoming in speaking God's word to me, Ken Best, Mike Lester and others. His influence has lasted a life time because it was easy to see that Mr. Bob always did the right things. He practice what he preched. May God Bless Mr. Bob.
Grady, Cindy and all the family. I am sorry for your loss. I know it is your dad's gain. Sorry we will be out of town all week.
Jim & Kathleen
oOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR JIM, KATYA THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
GARY AND ANN COLE
Our sincere sympathy to the Family and especially Betty. Bob was a good man and great friend. We have missed seeing him standing outside the front door at Broadmoor Baptist with a big smile for everyone. God Bless.
Charlie and Mary Steele, Carol and Melinda